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Collaboration is at the core of the Campaign to End Loneliness

Written on April 11, 2024 at 10:00 am, by

Loneliness can affect anyone, at any stage in life. Tackling loneliness has therefore always demanded a collaborative approach, from community to research, from national to global approaches and understanding. How it all began The Campaign started off as a collaboration between five organisations in 2011. True to the way it was created, it never has…
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The Good Practice Mentors: Supporting the sector to reach and support people experiencing loneliness

Written on April 9, 2024 at 10:27 am, by

Jessica Duffy, Good Practice Mentor based at Leeds Older People’s Forum, recounts her experience of running training sessions on social isolation and the psychology of loneliness.  Understanding the psychology of loneliness Despite some initial hesitancy around ‘teaching grandmothers to suck eggs’,  I love running the Good Practice Mentor sessions on social isolation and the psychology…
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The Twin Peaks of loneliness: A twin’s take on isolation

Written on March 28, 2024 at 11:30 am, by

Chris Frederick, a member our Programme Advisory Group, reflects on his own experience of loneliness and isolation and his journey with the Campaign.  A twin’s take on isolation Being a twin, you’d think loneliness wouldn’t be an issue. But here’s the thing – it was. From a young age, I felt like a square peg…
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Sky x Campaign to End Loneliness: Supporting and informing strategy

Written on February 28, 2024 at 10:20 am, by

Claire Du Preez, Communities Programme Manager at Sky, highlights the impact of our partnership. A huge thank to our partners at Sky who have made many of our events possible due to their generous sponsorship.  “Sky has been proud to work in partnership with the Campaign” Loneliness is a complex issue which can pervade all…
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Continuing the action on loneliness

Written on February 14, 2024 at 2:46 pm, by

Last week we held our online conference, Loneliness: The next five years, and brought together over 400 delegates from civil society, business, academia, and politics. Thank you to our speakers, attendees, thought leader sponsor Sky, and to you all for making this event possible.  If you were unable to get a ticket, you can now…
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The Youth Loneliness Scale: What does loneliness mean to young people?

Written on January 31, 2024 at 11:24 am, by

Principle Investigator Prof Jennifer Lau and Research Associates Dr Laura Riddleston (Queen Mary University of London) and Dr Lily Verity (University of Manchester) explain the initial findings of their research project: the Youth Loneliness Scale (YLS).  Lily Verity will be presenting at the Campaign to End Loneliness conference on Thursday 8 February for our session…
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Loneliness inequalities: How Sense is responding

Written on January 25, 2024 at 11:52 am, by

In 2014, Richard Kramer, CEO of Sense, contributed to our Alone in the Crowd report, a collection of essays we brought together to shine a light on the individuals behind the statistics, helping us to better understand who experiences loneliness, and what particular challenges they may face. As we look ahead to the next five…
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How to talk to strangers

Written on January 3, 2024 at 10:45 am, by

Dr. Gillian Sandstrom is a social psychologist at the University of Sussex. Read her tips on how to talk to strangers as a way to help end loneliness. Getting started Do you like the idea of chatting to strangers as a way to tackle loneliness? Do you worry that you don’t know how to do…
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Loneliness and scams

Written on December 13, 2023 at 11:49 am, by

We recently teamed up with UK Finance’s Take Five to Stop Fraud campaign to discuss loneliness and scams at an online event. Loneliness, scams and protecting ourselves from fraud Being the victim of a crime can be an incredibly isolating and lonely experience. The feelings of shame or embarrassment that can occur if we do…
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Reaching out worldwide: A word from our founder

Written on November 29, 2023 at 11:47 am, by

Written by Paul Cann, Co-founder, Campaign to End Loneliness and CEO, Global Initiative on Loneliness and Connection. Heralding a landmark in the loneliness community It is a truth, almost universally acknowledged, that loneliness is part of the human condition: the primal desire to connect with others for safety, comfort and sustenance. Since we launched the…
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